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Brodnica county (Poland)

Powiat brodnicki, Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodship

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[Brodnica county flag] image by Jens Pattke, 27 Apr 2014
Gminy (districts) in Brodnica County: See also:

Brodnica county

Brodnica County, Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship - German name: Strasburg.
Brodnica County (Polish: powiat brodnicki) is a unit of territorial administration
and local government (powiat) in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship, north-central Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Brodnica, which lies 58 km (36 mi) north-east of Toruń and 95 km (59 mi) east of Bydgoszcz. The county also contains the towns of Jabłonowo Pomorskie, lying 23 km (14 mi) north-west of Brodnica, and Górzno, 18 km (11 mi) east of Brodnica.
The county covers an area of 1,038.79 square kilometres (401.1 sq mi).
As of 2006 its total population is 75,054, out of which the population of Brodnica is 27,624, that of Jabłonowo Pomorskie is 3,658, that of Górzno is 1,362, and the rural population is 42,410.
The county includes part of the protected area known as Brodnica Landscape Park.

"The town Strasburg in Prussia began as settlement in 1262, and it received German town law in 1298. It was incorporated into the Kingdom of Prussia in 1772 during the First Partition of Poland, but was incorporated into the Duchy of Warsaw in 1807 during the Napoleonic Wars. From 1815-1920 it was again under Prussian administration, becoming part of the Prussian-led German Empire in 1871.
After World War I the town become part of Poland in 1920, after the Treaty of Versailles.
Anna Vasa of Sweden, royal sister of Sigismund III Vasa King of Poland, Lithuania and Sweden lived in Strasburg from 1604 until 1625 when she died there.
Approximately 1,000 Polish inhabitants were murdered during World War II by the SS and the Selbstschutz. After the war, an unknown number of German inhabitants were expelled or killed by the Red Army during the expulsion of the Germans." (wikipedia)

The Brodnica County had since 2000 own symbols of sovereignty. On April 22, 2014 new symbols were adopted. The present coat of arms presented on a white plate a red deer. New Brodnica County flag is a rectangular cloth a ratio 5 : 8, consisting of two vertical strips of unequal width (3:2). In the white hoist is a red deer. The fly is divided into five equal width horizontal stripes alternating white and red. New flag and CoA of Brodnica County adopted on April 22, 2014. References:


Brodnica county Coat of Arms

[Brodnica county Coat of Arms] image by Jens Pattke, 27 Apr 2014

Former emblems

[Brodnica county flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 24 Jun 2009
ceremonial flag, adopted 26 Oct 2000

Arms and flag adopted on October 26, 2000 (resolution # XVIII/96/2000)
Arms: the shield is divided into four parts:
* upper right quarter features, on red, a silver (white) hand - Coat of Arms of the city of Brodnica.
* upper left quarter shows on, green, a silver (white) carp between two golden balls - Coat of Arms of the city of Gorzno.
* lower left quarter shows three golden wheat stalks on blue - Coat of Arms of Jablonowo.
* lower left quarter features the symbol of the Land of Chelm - two red ribbons on white background - modeled after the banner of Land of Chelm in the Battle
of Grunwald in 1410.
Flag: rectangular - two red ribbons on the white background. The ceremonial flag has the Arms added in its center.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 24 Jun 2009

former Coat of Arms

[Brodnica county Coat of Arms] image from this site.
adopted 26 Oct 2000